Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why the Pill is not good for women

Erika Bachiochi, a speaker at Notre Dame's recent Edith Stein Project, co-authored an article with Catherine Pakaluk on why "The Pill is Not Good for Women" for the National Review Online today. An excerpt:

"The Pill, together with abortion as backup, appeared to provide full insurance against pregnancy risks. But as economists well know, full insurance tends to induce greater risk-taking: As people perceive sex to be safer, they pursue more of it. This applies especially to people who would otherwise be most vulnerable to the risks of unwanted pregnancy: the young, the unmarried, and those unable to care for a child."

Read the full article here.

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